Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive Planning

The Alachua County Comprehensive Plan: 2011-2030 represents the culmination of a three-year public participation process to address and link long range community goals, needs, and opportunities identified through the Evaluation and Appraisal Report. The Plan consists of reinforcing strategies throughout the Plan’s 15 Elements, including new Energy and Community Health Elements, to achieve the community’s vision in the areas of land use, transportation, housing, energy, health, economic development, and resource protection. The Plan was adopted by Ordinance 11-01. Download the Overview Poster

Why do we plan?

Have you ever thought about why you choose to live where you do? Is it the design of your neighborhood? The convenient access to work, school or shopping? The business or job opportunities? What about protection of the many natural resources in the area, or the recreation facilities available for you, your children or your grandchildren, and other families that will locate here in the future? These things are shaped by planning and policy choices made many years before a slab is poured, a park is established or an ‘Open for Business’ sign goes up.


These long range policy decisions are what local Comprehensive Plans are about. The Comprehensive Plan directly and indirectly influences all aspects of daily life, including where people live, work, eat, shop, conduct business, what activities and natural areas are available to visit and enjoy, and how you are able to get to and from these places.

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Ken Zeichner , Principal Planner
  • County Annex Building, 3rd Floor
  • 10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Phone: 352-374-5249
  • Fax: 352-338-3224
  • Hours: 8:30-5:00 pm